Time span: 2007
The popularity of grazing is still growing. Not only organic farmers choose grazing to support their business model, more and more we can calculate and see an efficiency in the farm’s business results. In 2007 Lely already introduced the Lely Voyager. An automatic grazing system, that gradually releases the grassland with only half a meter at a time, several times a day. The so-called 'frontal grazing' limited grazing losses because cows could never stand on the fresh grass. At a time of low milk prices, less knowledge of the positive impact of grazing and an engineering focus on our Astronaut A3 in 2007, the Voyager couldn’t set foot on the floor. However, with a few systems still running in the fields and lessons learnt, the Voyager proves its value.